DARKON proudly contributed to the lighting transformation of 135 King Street, a prominent project blending commerce and retail at the East-West CBD axis in Sydney. Collaborating with Architect Scott Carver and lighting designer Tim Geary from LIGHTWAVES, we showcased our prowess in lighting design and innovation and in turning concepts into ‘Made in Australia’ manufacturing reality.
Central to this project is a bespoke chandelier, the crowning jewel of the interior, exuding an aura of luxury and captivating visual intrigue. It evolved from our off-the-shelf product, the Tallboy, customised in coordination with Tim Geary. The chandelier boasts 85 individual lights, cleverly divided: half with transparent diffusers and the other with a split of transparent and translucent diffusers, creating nuanced and harmonious lighting.
Meticulous craftsmanship extends to the suspension system. Each luminaire is rod-suspended for cable concealment and aesthetic stability. These rods elegantly culminate in five distinct-sized curved rings thoughtfully positioned at varying heights. Guided by Tim Geary, LED lights are arranged intentionally, resembling a collection of precious gems and steering clear of conventional designs. Notably, this unique chandelier features up to 4.5-meter-long suspension rods, which pose manufacturing challenges in powder coating and assembly. Additionally, shipping logistics to the bustling Sydney CBD added another layer of complexity to the project.
Furthermore, this remarkable achievement has been submitted for an IES award in NSW, and we eagerly await the results. This reflects DARKON’s unwavering commitment to crafting distinctive lighting solutions that meet project demands, elevating spaces to timeless elegance and sophistication.